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by Gowermick
25 Jun 2019 13:37
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Editing Profile
Replies: 9
Views: 147

Re: Editing Profile

Are you sure you’re looking at all the tabs? You should at least see your signature, because it is there for me to see :D Edit: under the Edit Profile Tab , you have more menu items. The first item is your Profile (like you, all my boxes are empty except Location which is set to Swansea) the next it...
by Gowermick
25 Jun 2019 05:37
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Editing Profile
Replies: 9
Views: 147

Re: Editing Profile

Tony,
Click on your name at top of screen, and select User Control Panel. (rather than Profile.). This opens up a multi-tab page, where you can change preferences, signature, profile etc.
by Gowermick
24 Jun 2019 14:32
Forum: General
Topic: 1939 Register
Replies: 12
Views: 252

Re: 1939 Register

Findmypast uses a reference in the form RG101/0023C/003/31 Letter Code: ABNT The final /31 in above reference number, indicates Line number, and seeing as I use same reference for anyone else on same page, I ignore. My source title for the image is in form Census 1939 - RG101/0023C/003 Letter Code: ...
by Gowermick
15 Jun 2019 10:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Focus window to that shown in property box
Replies: 23
Views: 678

Re: Change Focus window to that shown in property box

Valkrider, Exactly what I meant! It is too easy to think John(Jan) is the focus (because he’s highlighted), when Pieter is actually the one shown in property box (and is also highlighted!). With the property box set to facts tab, you may not realise you are dealing with Pieter, and then add a fact m...
by Gowermick
14 Jun 2019 17:38
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Focus window to that shown in property box
Replies: 23
Views: 678

Re: Change Focus window to that shown in property box

The problem is compounded by the fact that the individual is highlighted in the focus window, leaving one to mistakenly think that the individual is also the focus of the property box. This is evidenced by the number of people commenting that they have mistakenly added facts to the wrong person! Som...
by Gowermick
14 Jun 2019 12:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Merging Source Records
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: Merging Source Records

View them in the records window, select one then click merge from the edit menu. It will open a dialog box with selected record in right-hand pane. From the left hand pane select the other record you wish to merge, and move that into right hand pane too ( using > ). When you click merge, it will mov...
by Gowermick
14 Jun 2019 12:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Focus window to that shown in property box
Replies: 23
Views: 678

Re: Change Focus window to that shown in property box

David, Whilst I understand that different types of records are shown in property box, I can’t see why individuals can’t be synched to focus window! The software is fully aware which type of record is showing in property box, so can easily adjust its behaviour accordingly, so that whilst showing an I...
by Gowermick
07 Jun 2019 14:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Step child entry
Replies: 13
Views: 495

Re: Step child entry

I don’t enter step children as step-children per se, I just enter them as normal under their biological parents. Their position in the focus window lets me see whose children they are (and whose step-children they are). In the case of illegitimate children of a woman, I create another family for the...
by Gowermick
07 Jun 2019 13:58
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Problem with notifications
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Problem with notifications

Mike and Helen,
Sorry, I misunderstood the point you were making.

But, invariably there is a new post for me to read, just that it is marked as read. This shouldn’t happen if I have not read it.
by Gowermick
07 Jun 2019 09:48
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Problem with notifications
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Problem with notifications

Miketate,
Whilst that may be a cause, it has happened too often recently for that to be only reason.
by Gowermick
07 Jun 2019 05:31
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Problem with notifications
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Problem with notifications

I received a notification that someone has posted to a topic I’m following, yet when I login to view the topic ( not via link in e-mail), I find the posts already marked as read , so I am not able to goto first unread post ! I had noticed it before, but thought it was something I was doing wrong. Ha...
by Gowermick
05 Jun 2019 05:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Data Entry, Tools & Guides
Replies: 24
Views: 761

Re: Data Entry, Tools & Guides

AS is simply a (very good) tool to assist you getting data into FH. Once data is in FH, AS can safely be removed. It will not affect data already there.
by Gowermick
04 Jun 2019 17:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Data Entry, Tools & Guides
Replies: 24
Views: 761

Re: Stopping Age Count

There is a good reason for reading any manual from front to back. Sure you’ll not remember most of it, but down the line you’ll want to do something, and your brain will tell you “wait, didn’t I read something about that in the manual?” This will then prompt you refresh your mind, knowing it’s in th...
by Gowermick
02 Jun 2019 12:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 2576

Re: Source help

It is, by the way, important to think about these things. It's also useful not to over-think these things. I Agree! Worrying how another program or person might interpret our data is a complete waste of our time. How often are we expecting to change programmes? (Especially after moving to FH! :) )....
by Gowermick
02 Jun 2019 11:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change census date from Year to full date
Replies: 25
Views: 759

Re: Change census date from Year to full date

Thanks Mike, didn’t want to show my ignorance of LUA pattern matching. I thought ^1841 meant something else (like ending 1841) :oops:
by Gowermick
02 Jun 2019 08:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change census date from Year to full date
Replies: 25
Views: 759

Re: Change census date from Year to full date

Jane, Whilst your suggestion would be OK for census dates, (all dates for a specific CENS year would be the same) it wouldn’t work for the accompanying OCCU fact, as there may be other dates in 1841, which you wouldn’t want to change! I am assuming (dangerous I know :D ), that if you have OCCU facts...
by Gowermick
02 Jun 2019 07:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change census date from Year to full date
Replies: 25
Views: 759

Re: Change census date from Year to full date

You could do it in two passes! 1. Change all "6 June 1841" to "1841", to bring all back to the same starting point 2. Change all "1841" to "6 June 1841" OR Create a named list for those with just "1841", then used the Named list to restrict the Scope...
by Gowermick
01 Jun 2019 18:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 2576

Re: Source help

Sorry William, I’m 100% behind Helen on the subject of a couples address on a marriage certificate. It specifically asks for address of bride and groom, and to assume this is also the address of their parents is very bad practice. You know the saying “Assume makes an Ass of you and Me” :D Sure, a lo...
by Gowermick
01 Jun 2019 17:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change census date from Year to full date
Replies: 25
Views: 759

Re: Change census date from Year to full date

Jsphillips, But, had you used just the year when you started out (20 years ago in my case), and now decided in hindsight that you should have used full date, you’d now have an extremely large amount of facts that need their dates correcting! (They say hindsight is 20-20 vision) It does not help if I...
by Gowermick
31 May 2019 17:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change census date from Year to full date
Replies: 25
Views: 759

Re: Change census date from Year to full date

I get that, but to describe Search and Replace as part of the Search Mode feels wrong! :D
Perhaps Search Criteria would be a better term.
by Gowermick
31 May 2019 16:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change census date from Year to full date
Replies: 25
Views: 759

Re: Change census date from Year to full date

I think that's a lot better, at least Seach Scope has a bit more prominence, and shouldn't be overlooked I would just comment that the Search and Replace fields being contained within the Search Mode box doesn't seem right somehow. Perhaps they could be in their own Search & Replace box, leaving...
by Gowermick
30 May 2019 17:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change census date from Year to full date
Replies: 25
Views: 759

Re: Change census date from Year to full date

Thanks Mike,
I like to add an update, your plugin worked a treat, and even flagged those entries I had already entered full date (plus one where I had entered wrong date! :D )
by Gowermick
30 May 2019 14:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change census date from Year to full date
Replies: 25
Views: 759

Re: Change census date from Year to full date

Miketate, Thanks for that, I’ll try again with a bit more confidence, knowing only census dates are covered. Can I point out that I am using version 2.9, which according to plugin store was updated 4Jun 2018, but plugin states it was last updated 9 Feb 2018. If people are missing the scope option (m...
by Gowermick
30 May 2019 13:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change census date from Year to full date
Replies: 25
Views: 759

Re: Change census date from Year to full date

I looked at that Andy, but how did you restrict the dates to just census dates!
With 19,000 individuals, I don't want to confirm every change!
by Gowermick
30 May 2019 09:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change census date from Year to full date
Replies: 25
Views: 759

Re: Change census date from Year to full date

Thanks John, but there's the rub. I don't use or have Ancestral Sources

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